There are two sides to every coin’ is a common and age old adage that everyone is aware of. What is the relevance of it here?
Well, in today’s kitchens’ – note household kitchens it is very relevant. This is because while the need today is of the kitchen gadgets, yet, one needs to know the advantages and disadvantages of the electronics for the kitchen.
Lets go back to the good old days when the most traditional means of cooking was used; when there was no such thing as a refrigerator, microwave and blender. Was life any more difficult in the kitchen than it is today? Well, many grandmothers would insist that definitely it was far more easier back then, and more pleasurable spending time in the kitchen.
Ask them how come considering the amount of time and effort they spent. With the present day kitchen gadgets surely one is required to spend far less time and effort for that matter. Yet, they believe that people are enslaved by the machines. But, more than that they feel that truest nutrients of the food they cooked were retained in their traditional methods. They would hand grind every spice. They would spend hours slow cooking to ensure that the original flavors of all herbs and spices were retained.
And cooking nutritious food was always a pleasure. But that was when the homemaker had the time. After reasoning this out with the grandmothers they tend to take a few steps back to understand the present generation’s need. And what is their need? Time saving devices, which is met by the various gadgets manufactured and continuously being developed for the working and professional wives and moms.
While the original flavors may not be retained in the electronic grinder or blender, yet it does the job in less than half the time of what used to be spent grinding it on the stone. Apart from that the electric knives and choppers have also speeded the cutting process. And many insist also has made it safer, especially with the machine chopper in which one simply places the fruit and vegetable and outcomes the chopped and sliced product. Not to forget the electric peelers.
A common question that many homemakers tend to ask is: Where can I buy kitchen gadgets? There are plenty gift item shops in the local market that provide a range of kitchen gadgets, but it is always recommended to make purchases from the authorized dealers. This is more so because they ensure that the customer is provided with after sales service from the company, and also if any major problem does occur then most of them take responsibility to see that the piece is exchanged.
With the large number of malls, there are showrooms that take multiple dealership and also provide expert advice on what company gadgets, as well as the most essential gadgets one would require. And this kind of advice is mainly needed for those young couples, who are just setting up their homes for the first time.
One, should also do some homework before purchasing kitchen gadgets. This because showrooms and shops with multiple dealerships tend to also misguide their customers. In the want for additional profits they tend to guide their customer towards products that pay them better margins, whether the product is worth its value or not.
Yes, some dealers persuade a customer to a cheaper product, and while they feel that they are saving money; the fact is possibly that the dealer is earning a higher profit margin in comparison to that paid by other products. So, one should have some idea about the various brands, take some tips from other consumers and then make the purchase.
As most recommend – spend a few Sunday’s visiting various gadget shops, take recommendations, ask for demonstrations and then make the final purchase.